Panaji: Two persons from Himachal Pradesh were rescued from drowning off Ashwem beach in North Goa, even as a Kazakh national was also rescued off Benaulim beach.
At Ashwem beach, the two individuals, aged 20 and 21 years, both residents of Himachal Pradesh, found themselves caught in a powerful current while swimming in the water. Unable to swim back to shore, they sought assistance from Drishti Marine lifesavers. Pratamesh Kubal, Gananjay Sawant and Sudhir Parab who were in the vicinity, successfully rescued the duo using a jetski and a rescue tube.
At Baga beach, a 25-year-old man, a part of a group of 12 beach visitors from Karnataka, experienced a brain spasm, while he was in the water. On-duty lifesavers quickly brought the man back to shore, where they administered him oxygen and brought his vital signs back to normal. He was subsequently shifted to the nearby Candolim public health centre for further examination.
A 60-year-old Kazakhstan national was rescued off Benaulim beach, after he waded deep into the water, despite repeated warnings from lifesavers. Once deeper into the water, he encountered rough waves, throwing him off guard. Lifesaver Satyanand Sadiye, rushed into the water and secured the man with a surfboard.
At Baga beach, a resident of Mysore sustained a leg injury from broken glass scattered on the shore, prompting lifesaver Divakar Dessai to provide immediate first-aid. In a similar occurrence at Candolim beach, a 38-year-old man from Chennai suffered a deep gash due to a half-buried broken glass fragment. He was also administered first-aid before being promptly transported to a nearby hospital for further medical attention.
At Calangute beach, a 26-year-old man from Telangana received first-aid from lifesavers after encountering breathing difficulties while in knee-deep water with his companions. After administering aid, the individual was subsequently transferred to a nearby hospital. At the same beach, a 44-year-old man from Jaipur also received initial first-aid for a leg sprain sustained in the water.